“I am feeling more confident" #iamstepforward 

Tim's story

"I was directed to the Step Forward Tees Valley through Mind as they thought the programme would benefit and support me.

 

I met my navigator Samantha and we talked about my barriers. I was experiencing  mental ill health and isolation. After a long chat and assessment, I booked myself onto the next health and wellbeing course. This was something I really benefitted from and I even wanted to go on twice! Following on from this I attended an employability course which really got me job focussed.

 

To reduce my isolation I got involved in the Hartlepool walking group which again has hugely benefitted me, as I have met different people and had a laugh in a larger group of people - something I am not always used to.

 

My navigator also supported by building my CV which has been really helpful and I have noticed an increase in responses to it. I am now attending a pre-employment course which will hopefully lead to future employment.

 

I have found the support brilliant from Step Forward, I cannot fault it in anyway. I would recommend the programme to any one suffering from social anxiety problems as it has really developed my confidence and job opportunities."

FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND AND THE NATIONAL LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND